"Winpurpurla 2", by Christine Yukenbarri

Painting in glass

Warlayirti Artists specialise in fine art paintings, as well as prints, silk scarf dyeing, multimedia and artefacts. In the late 1990s, following techniques that originated in Warburton, they began creating works in glass. As if the individual colours and styles of the Balgo artists were not enough, their transposition into glass creates even more vivid and beautiful colours. A wonderful example of cross-cultural synthesis. This piece represents Christine's mother's Country in the Great Sandy Desert and was commissioned for the Desert River Sea project at the Art Gallery of WA.

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Little bit long way

So says the first of many painted car-bonnet signs as you turn off the Great Northern Highway to travel the 350 kms along the Tanami track to the Warlayirti Artists Art and Culture Centre at Balgo...


Tanami Track (Turn off Highway 5kms south of Halls Creek)
Nyirla Warlayirti Rd
Wirrimanu (Balgo) Community via Halls Creek WA 6770

Open Hours

Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm and on weekends by calling 0407 123 478; closed end December to January

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Warlayirti Artists Art Centre
Warlayirti Artists Art Centre
Warlayirti Artists is one of Australia’s leading Indigenous art centres...
1 Nyirla Warlayirti Road, Tanami, WA 6770